The mission of the Global Sustainability Initiative is to create the online collaborative environment to bring together government agencies, corporates, global technology leaders and community organisations to deploy GSI Initiatives implementing the UN Sustainable Development Goals, initially addressing six key areas of sustainable development, 3 resource areas – the production of sustainable food, water, energy, and 3 service based – education, healthcare and IT access.

Established in 2003 in Lagos, Portugal, the main European gateway for the slave trade between Europe and Africa,  the GSI announced a comprehensive program of initiatives to support the UN Sustainable Development Goals in March 2015 in Washington DC and has since located its operations in Portugal along with 80 participating partners to facilitate the deployment of programs covering all 17 UN SDGs. The first Global Sustainable Centre deployed in Portugal delivers a local circular economy addressing climate change and resource depletion and this is now being extended to deliver a global circular economy involving the former colonies of Portugal and Europe.

The GSI technology platform that underpins these programs is available on mobile devices and operates on a US regulated and secure platform. Our partners have come together to help deliver systematic and sustainable change in the resource and consumption economies with the launch of six global initiatives that are linked directly to UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the areas of food, water, health, energy, education and technology.

To enable this, the GSI has created online exchanges representing all 17 SDGs and an impact currency – the Biocertz – that facilitates the delivery of a sustainable economic model for communities participating in GSI programs, designed to support the long term development of those member communities of the GSI, using the social dividend created from these programs.

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Marina de Lagos,  Portugal